Saturday, May 9, 2009

Three Views on the Government and Economics

Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the United States

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. . . . Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
Barack Obama – 44th President of the United States

“I want to talk about what we’ve done, why we’ve done it, and what we have left to do. . . . This is the situation, the downward spiral that we confronted on the day we took office. . . We will hold accountable those who are responsible, we’ll force the necessary adjustments, we’ll provide the support to clean up those bank balance sheets . . . we are investing in innovative programs . . . we have been called to govern in extraordinary times. And that requires an extraordinary sense of responsibility – to ourselves, to the men and women how sent us here, to the many generations whose lives will be affected for good or for ill because of what we do here.”
Jesus – Son of God

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Mark 12:17)

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